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RUNAWAY SOCIAL SYMPATHY

Every once in a while I switch the TV channel from Fox to CNBC to see what the liberals are saying.  After listening awhile I get a deep sense of hopelessness and foreboding for our country.  The most important thing for the left is giving money to people.  They are happy to see the growth of food stamps, disability payments, housing subsidies, free healthcare and all the other welfare benefits.  They utterly fail to see the damage it is doing to the recipients.  Whole cities that once flourished have deteriorated into rotting eyesores populated with shambling hulks of chemically dependent drones.  These people are no longer employable.  They have become incompetent and helpless and the liberals can’t see that it’s their doing.

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July 7, 2015

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THE TRAGEDY OF SOUTH AFRICA
By Arnold Ahlert

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Few things are more disturbing than the media silence that attends the ongoing disintegration of post-apartheid South Africa. The nation’s ruling African National Congress (ANC), led by President Jacob Zuma, is the essence of corruption in a nation with a murder rate one would expect in a war zone. The Western-celebrated ANC government saw an average of 24,026 murders annually in the first eight years of its existence. White Boer farmers remain a primary target. According to the Times of London, over 4,000 of them were murdered since the end of apartheid.

South Africa’s rape statistics are equally appalling. Approximately half a million rapes occur on an annual basis. In South Africa the primary reason for a rapidly deteriorating economy is described as “apartheid in reverse.” The total number of persons of all races living in “absolute poverty” had doubled following the ANC’s ascension to power. Life expectancy has declined from 64 at the end of apartheid to 56 today. And as The Economist put it, “Public healthcare, the roadways, ports and road infrastructure bear testimony to the insidious effects of racial preference in South Africa.”

The crime and corruption in South Africa is “a simple manifestation of the breakdown of the state. The government is just appallingly bad at everything it does: education, healthcare, infrastructure, security, everything that is a government function is in shambles.” South Africa had the potential to serve as a great example of the cause of human equality winning out over prejudice and political injustice. Unfortunately, the far left seized the opportunity to institute their policies of perpetual poverty, violence and race hatred. Where it might have been a model for other nations, it instead stands as a dire warning — while the toxic seeds of leftist politics grow elsewhere, including in our own backyard.